Show Notes: Summertime Tips – On the House

Show Notes: Summertime Tips

By on June 16, 2018

Show Notes from the On The House with The Carey Brothers and Cameron recorded June 16th, 2018.

Summer is here! We have tips for lawn care in the heat, how to deal with any of your sprinkler problems, and fire-resistant wallpaper to boot! If you’re interested in updating your ceiling fans, to beat the heat or update your room, we have all the info for you to install a flush mount fan. For all you new(er) DIY’ers, we have some safety tips to keep you from making any mistakes we’ve made before. Read anything you missed or want more information on from today’s show here!

Did you miss the live episode? Don’t worry, you can still check it out here!

Summer Lawn Care Tips 

lawn careThe summer season brings about glorious days of warm weather and outdoor activities that keep us outside of hours upon hours at a time. For some, most of those hours during these months are used to maintaining a healthy landscape around their homes. 

While some homeowners know exactly what their lawn needs on a daily basis, most will find that they have issues keeping their grass healthy and, in turn, will be looking at a very barren dry lawn by the time fall rolls around. 

Click here to learn some tips and procedures that can assist any homeowner in making their lawn healthy throughout the hot summer seasons. 


Safe ‘n’ Sound Rockwool Insulation

Dave Smith Marketing Manager of Rockwool discusses Safe n Sound insulation designed for noise reduction.

Great for between floors and ceilings, basements, media rooms, or in-house studios!

Get more information at their youtube, their website, or to learn more about their Safe ‘n’ Sound product click here.


Springtime Sprinkler Tune-Up 

Get the warm watering season off to a great start with tips like make sure spring has sprung, regaining control of irrigation problems, check for blocks and more here!


Home Update: Install Flush Mount Fans In Your Home 

flush mount fan 

If you want to update a room to a more modern look, flush mount fans are the best place to start. 

 While all of those floor and wall-related elements are necessary to bring a room up-to-date, what’s on your ceiling also plays a large role too. Lighting and even fans can help set the tone of the room, and if you have an old fan, it’ll drag down your new modern look. While there are multiple options when it comes to the size and shape of a fan, flush mount fans are growing in popularity. You might be thinking, “That’s great, but what is a flush mount fan, and why would I want one?” 

 A flush mount fan is a fan that’s anchored directly to the ceiling so that the base is “flush” against the ceiling. Since the base is attached to the ceiling and the blades are only a few inches below it, it’s also called a “ceiling hugger fan” (your fun fact for the day!).  

Read more here for some reasons for installing flush mount fans in the rooms of your home!


Tips for Garage Door Safety Month 

Just like other operational systems around the home, garage doors should routinely be checked to assure they work properly. With June being Garage Door Safety Month, it’s an ideal time to make sure your garage door works as smoothly and safely as possible. 

“When you think about it, the garage door is most likely the most used door to your home,” says Jeffrey Nofziger, president of Haas Door in Wauseon, Ohio. “Your garage door opens and closes several times a day. Assuring that it’s operating efficiently and safely is a smart move for homeowners.” 

Learn more about garage door safety here. And for additional safety guidelines and safety tips for garage door openers, visit 


Fire-Detecting Wallpaper 

 fire-proof wallpaperA new wallpaper may be able to detect fires, reports James Holloway for New Atlas. Researchers at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have come up with a “fire alarm wallpaper” which can both detect a house fire and sound an alarm. It can even help to restrict the spread of fire. 

Though hydroxyapatite is usually brittle, the team has already established that it can be formed into long thin threads, making it suitable for wallpaper production. It can be processed into various shapes, dyed with different colors, and printed with a commercial printer. 

Learn more about this safer wallpaper here!


Wood Pallet DIY Projects


Stephen Fitzberger of ABBA Woodworks discusses his book Wood Pallet DIY Projects (you can buy it here!)

wood pallet diy projects


 Safety Tips for the Amateur DIY’er: 

amateur DIY'er

  • Keep a first aid kit handy. Anticipate those bumps, scrapes or something more serious with a basic first aid kit that is easy to carry and latches securely, but can be opened quickly when needed.
  • Use the 4-to-1 rulefor proper ladder placement. For every four feet of ladder height, the bottom of the ladder should be one foot away from the wall or object it is leaning against. Remember to read the instructions and warning labels before using a ladder. The instructions will help you identify the proper ladder for the job and describe ladder weight and height limits. 
  • Pay attention to ladder length. Always use a ladder that is long enough for the task at hand. A great number of ladder accidents are the result of using a ladder that is too short.

And there is so much more here!


That’s it for this weeks show. Catch up with us next week, and thanks for listening!

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